April 7, 1971, Diary (1863-1864). Purchased by J. Y. Joyner Library, Greenville, North Carolina.
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Henry Corbin Papers (#161), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Purchased by J. Y. Joyner Library
The Henry Corbin Papers consist of a diary written by Fourth Sergeant Henry Corbin, Company B of the 23rd Virginia Cavalry from April 20, 1863, to September 22, 1864. The diary records the activities of Sergeant Corbin as he participated in the battle of Gettysburg (1 July - 4 July 1863), served with General Jubal A. Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and took part in a raid on Washington, D.C. (27 June - 7 August 1864). While serving with General Early, Sergeant Corbin participated in the battles of Lynchburg (18 June), Monacacy (9 July), Winchester (19 September), and at Fishers Hill (22 September) where he was killed in action. Use of the actual diary is restricted; however, a photocopy is provided in its place